Hi! I am doing the Japanese from Zero! Book 1, along with another book I purchased to help with hiragana and katakana. I was wondering that once I know hiragana and katakana, is it okay to get a kanji book and start learning kanji, or do you suggest to wait until I’m on JFZ book 3? I was thinking of purchasing the kanji from zero! Book once I’ve learned all the hiragana and katakana, but I see that kanji starts in book 3. So my question is, when is the right time to start the kanji from zero book. Thank you!
As soon as possible Hi kaelynmorimoto! I think you should start learning kanji. The sooner - the better. There are tons of ftrPDF books. And if you're going through one or more, try learning kanji for the vocabulary those books have. However, it is good to start with something simple. You might like it when you look up Jōyō kanji (A list of kanji in the order they're taught in Japan) for first graders. The BEST thing is to learn kanji in context, for the words you've learned. This way you don't have to drown yourself in a ton of meanings. That's how Japanese children learn.